Rachel Neumann - Not Quite Nirvana

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 7:00pm
Not Quite Nirvana ($14.95) is the story of how a skeptical, fast-talking New York writer became the editor of a world-renowned Zen teacher, and slowly and reluctantly started to absorb mindfulness practices. It’s full of personal insight, humor, and daily reminders for anyone looking for ways to find peace and nourishment in the middle of a full and busy life. This is not a book by a Buddhist practitioner who has fully integrated all the teachings. It is a book for all of us in the midst of a hectic world who want to live each day with a little more mindfulness, kindness, and joy. 

Rachel Neumann has been the primary editor for the best-selling author and Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh over the last ten years, and has worked with a number of leading Buddhist authors. With a focus to the intersection of mindfulness, parenting, and the politics of everyday life, she writes a blog called www.peaceandsleep.org, and is a regular contributor to AlterNet.
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Not Quite Nirvana: A Skeptic's Journey to Mindfulness Cover Image
By Rachel Neumann, Thich Nhat Hanh (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781937006235
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Published: Parallax Press - September 18th, 2012

The book is a memoir of how a skeptical, fast-talking New Yorker became Thich Nhat Hanh's editor, turned forty, realized she was aging, and slowly and reluctantly started to absorb mindfulness practice and grow up.